Judge denies Roman Polanski’s bid to end 40-year-old rape case

Roman Polanski cannot return to the States without fear of being put in prison.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled Monday against the fugitive director’s petition to be able to finally return to the US with time served for having sex with a minor, according to TMZ.

His lawyer, Harland Braun, had asked a judge to unseal a secret transcript that he said proved that L.A. County Superior Court Judge Laurence Rittenband in 1978 had accepted a plea deal, with Polanski set to serve a 48-day sentence.

Fearful that the judge was going to reneg and sentence him to 50 years, Polanski fled for France, where he’s lived ever since.

Victim Samantha Geimer was 13 (left) when she met the then-42 year old Polanski; today (right) she says that he should be allowed to return to the US

The Oscar-winning director of ‘The Pianist’ and ‘Chinatown’ was accused of drugging the 13-year-old before raping her at film star Jack Nicholson’s house in Los Angeles in 1977.

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